Open Studio

an uninstructed studio time for experienced ceramicists


First come-first served, no reservations


weekdays 12 pm – 6 pm

weekends 10 am – 4 pm


8 wheels designated for open studio





Weekdays: $12 per hour

Weekends and certain holidays: $16 per hour

(includes use of wheels, tools, glazes and firing)


Clay can be purchased for $10 per 5 lb bag; we usually stock Moroccan Sand, B-mix, Speckled B-mix and Speckled Buff


*All clay used in open studio must be purchased from us, so we can be sure it’s the right type/cone for firing*


Prerequisite of our Instructional Pottery Workshop, or equivalent experience plus a brief studio tour

Private Group Sessions

our 90-minute workshop for groups of 5 or more


$35 per person for a 90-minute session

Can be scheduled most days/times when not conflicting with an already scheduled workshop

Workshop Description

We provide you with up to three balls of clay, perfectly sized to make a small bowl, cup, or vase, making a great beginner project. At the end of the workshop, pick your favorite items, and we’ll trim, glaze and fire them in the color of your choice for an additional $10 per piece.

All workshops are held at our studio at Botanica Home and Garden, 1909 Cable St. in Ocean Beach

Cancellations and Refunds

Any cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the scheduled workshop for a full refund.

Due to the unpredictable nature of the ceramics process, we cannot guarantee the results of the firing. While we’ll do our best to guide you through the making process to get the best results, pieces may crack, break or change color in the kiln, and we cannot offer refunds for those pieces.